Layout Technician Pathway



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Registration Deadline Layout Technician: Fundamentals Completion Deadline Layout Technician in Person Class Dates
December 30, 2022 January 23, 2023 January 24th-26, 2023
February 28, 2023 March 27, 2023 March 28-30, 2023

 

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Prerequisite Before Application: Layout Technician: Fundamentals

Before the Layout Technician: Application class begins, all students must complete Layout Technician: Fundamentals. This online, self-paced module is designed to prepare students for Layout Technician: Application and is included in the registration. Fundamentals must be completed before the Layout Technician: Application start date.

After Fundamentals: Layout Technician: Application

Layout Technician: Application – A 3-day in-person, with a virtual option available, instructor-led class that applies the fundamental content learned in the previous course. Using project-based learning , students apply their knowledge of fire sprinkler layout concepts to a legitimate plan, learning through problem solving, research, and simply doing.


Layout Technician Fundamentals & Applications Modules

  1. Parts of a Sprinkler – eLM
  2. Common Components of a Sprinkler System – eLM
  3. Rules Governing Sprinkler Installation – eLM
  4. Building Materials and Construction – eLM
  5. Hazard Classifications – eLM
  6. Wet and Dry Pipe Systems – eLM
  7. Plan Preparation and Formatting– eLM
  8. The Layout Process– eLM
  9. Job Site Surveys and Coordination – eLM
  10. Choosing Materials for the Job– eLM
  11. Underground Pipe Joining– eLM
  12. Fire Pumps: The Basics– eLM
  13. Pipe and Fittings – eLM
  14. Backflow Preventers– eLM
  15. Standpipe Systems– eLM
  16. Hangers– eLM
  17. Basics of Seismic Protection for Fire Sprinkler Systems– eLM
  18. Acceptance Testing – eLM
  19. Sprinkler Location Requirements– eLM
  20. Ceiling Configurations– eLM
  21. Standard Upright & Pendant Sprinkler Spacing– eLM
  22. Fire Sprinkler Obstructions– eLM
  23. Fire Sprinkler Temperature Ratings & Heat Source Spacing– eLM
  24. Basic Hydraulics for Fire Sprinkler Systems– eLM
  25. Introduction to Fire Sprinkler Calculations– eLM
Day 1: Application of Fire Sprinkler Design - ILT: Modules
  • Module 1 1.1 Class introductions
    • 1.2 Introduction to Pancho’s project
    • 1.3 Applicable Codes and Standards
  • 2.0 Module 2
    • 2.1 Occupancy Hazard Classification
    • 2.2 Group exercise
  • 3.0 Module 3
    • 3.1 Determining the Type of System(s)
    • 3.2 Determining the Type of System Configuration
    • 3.3 Applying the System to the Plan
  • 4.0 Module 4
    • 4.1 Water Supply Evaluation
    • 4.2 Water Supply Design
  • 5.0 Module 5
    • 5.1 Build a riser
Day 2: Application of Layout - ILT Module:
  • 6.0 Module 6
    • 6.1 Layout Pancho’s project – Remote Area
    • 6.2 Space 6, Branch line piping and sprinkler position
  • 7.0 Module 7
    • 7.1 Layout Jen’s Java space
  • 8.0 Module 8
    • 8.1 Layout Butch’s space
  • 9.0 Module 9
    • 9.1 Layout Pancho’s service area
    • 9.2 Pancho’s exterior projections
  • 10.0 Module 10
    • 10.1 Hangers
Day 3: Application of Hydraulic Design – ILT Modules:
  • 11.0 Module 11
    • 11.1 Kick-off activity
    • 11.2 Hydraulic equation review
  • 12.0 Module 12
    • 12.1 Establishing the design area
    • 12.2 Hydraulic calculation – Instructor guided
    • 12.3 Hydraulic calculation – Group activity
    • 12.4 Water supply evaluation – Instructor guided
    • 12.5 Dry system evaluation – Instructor guided

Before Layout Technician: Application, All Students Must Complete Fundamentals
At least 30 days before Layout Technician: Application, students must register and complete Layout Technician: Fundamentals. Included in the cost of registration for Layout Technician: Application is a prerequisite 25 hour module called Fundamentals. All students must complete Fundamentals before the start date of Layout Technician: Application. Fundamentals is online and self-paced.

REGISTER FOR FIRE SPRINKLER DESIGN CLASSES FROM THE EXPERTS WHO WRITE THE BOOK!

NFSA's Layout Technician Class gives students everything they need to prepare for NICETS Levels I & II.

NFSA’s Fire Sprinkler Layout Design Training prepares professionals for NICET Levels I & II Certifications. The classes include sprinkler selection, sprinkler spacing and location, obstructions to sprinklers, water supplies (public mains, tanks, and pumps), hydraulic calculation of sprinkler systems, and standpipe system layout and calculation.

NFSA’s Fire Sprinkler Layout Design Training includes a hard copy of recently updated and revised “Layout Book” as well as a copy of the 2022 NFPA 13 standard. The Layout Book has been divided into 43 chapters and an annex with each of the chapters grouped into parts that have a basic theme in the layout, detail, and calculation of a fire sprinkler system. There are four parts of the book roughly corresponding to the order in which decisions are made in the process of getting a sprinkler system into a building. 

FIRE SPRINKLER LAYOUT DESIGNER TRAINING COST
Members: $2,200.00

Non-members: $4,400.00 – Join Here to save $2,200.00